John Carter teaser trailer crash lands online

“Fate has brought you here John Carter”

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A twinkly, special effects-laden first teaser trailer for Disney’s sci-fi John Carter has landed online.

An odd hybrid of low-key music cues and sheeny visuals, Carter looks entirely unique, fusing high camp with the promise of soaring excitement.

As the titular hero, Taylor Kitsch seems to have raided the playbox for an old He-Man outfit (nippletastic!), but pairing that campy costume with a steely glare (and a few layers of grub) ensures he makes for a potentially winning lead.

Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Carter follows the eponymous hero, who’s mystically transported to Mars after collapsing on Earth.

There, he discovers he has superhuman powers – which is handy considering he’s just landed in the middle of a Martian war.

This first teaser really is a tease. Its Middle Eastern garb recalls the underwhelming Prince Of Persia, but the special effects look truly stunning.

It's a bit too early to tell if this is going to be as good as it thinks it is, but those early signs are definitely promising.

Check it out for yourself…

John Carter opens 9 March 2012.

Cartwheel-inducing? Or Cartostrophe? Chuck us your thoughts on the teaser below...


    • ChrisWootton

      Jul 15th 2011, 9:41

      s**t. I couldn't even be arsed to make it to the end of the trailer. Fake beards never work in films and whoever the girl is can't act for s**t. Looks like the Chronicles of Riddick... nice work Disney

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    • writerdave87

      Jul 15th 2011, 22:39

      No way. Stephen Lang and Jason Momoa have more charisma in their dandruff than Taylor Kitsch. And Dalidab... are you serious? Have you seen something about the immortals we haven't? Because the trailer was one of the most appallingly bad pieces of s**t I've ever seen.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 15th 2011, 23:19

      Looks like good fun to me, nice to see Disney competing in the live action department.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Jul 17th 2011, 0:51

      What a bunch of miserable buggers you lot are! ;) That trailer gave me goosebumps. Can't wait. Certainly guaranteed to be better than that pointless non-Arnie Conan flick by the hack-tastic Marcus Nispel, a master of soulless remakes.

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